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Caio Terra Kicked Off Gracie Fighter Team For Helping Carlos Condit

(This may have been when the trouble all began)

If you watched the UFC Primetime documentary mini series on Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit you saw that Condit brought multi-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion Caio Terra champ into his camp to help him train. What you may not have realized is that Terra had also been affiliated with Cesar Gracie and his team of fighters, including welterweight contender Nick Diaz.

Cesar and his Gracie Fighter team don’t play that, apparently. Last night Cesar posted on twitter that Terra was off their squad.

Cesar Gracie ?@CesarGracieBJJ
@jakeshieldsajj @GilbertMelendez @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 @caioterrabjj @graciemag_br Caio Terra is no longer affiliated with our academy

Gracie got personal on his facebook account, reportedly. According to the UG Blog (who are friends with Cesar on Facebook because they are so cool, evidently), Gracie posted, “”OK we all saw that someone from our team got a camera and a few bucks put in their face and decided to show his true colors and stab his team mates in the back.”

“No worries, that person is gone for good and I can’t be happier. That person would also be wise not to show his sissy little face around here again.”

One has to wonder if Terra’s work with Condit came as a surprise to Gracie and his team given that it took them this long to disassociate themselves from him. Did they not know he would or had worked with Condit until they saw it happen on television?

In any case, what do you think, ‘taters? Is Gracie being thuggish and old fashioned by drawing a hard line on who Terra could or could not get paid to train and still be associated with his team?

Or is it reasonable that Gracie’s team would expect someone affiliated with them and that they train with to not assist one of their member’s most recent opponent, especially when it is entirely possible that Diaz and Condit could fight again soon? Diaz and Condit were set to rematch immediately and then Nick got high, after all. With both of them now coming off of losses it might be the perfect opportunity for that rematch to finally happen when Diaz is eventually licensed again.

- Elias Cepeda

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KarmaAteMyCat- November 19, 2012 at 7:46 am
Caio seems pretty fucking down to earth.
Alan K- November 19, 2012 at 7:46 am
That's good news for the UFC. People are watching Primetime!
BaghdadBob- November 19, 2012 at 6:23 am
Fried Taco- November 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm
Unfortunately, several of the Gracies are petty like this.
SquidInk- November 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm
So sick of that whole team. Those guys can fight, but they're all whiners, including their "leader." It's like they need a beef with someone at all times to exist. If it isn't natural, they'll make it artificially.
Mr_Misanthropy- November 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Caio Terrrrrrra sleeps wit da fishes.
FilmDrunk- November 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Brazilians can be such babies.
Clyde- November 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Petty and childish are the best words to describe this.
ArmFarmer- November 18, 2012 at 11:45 am
If anything I think it benefits Diaz, because I'm sure Diaz would rather get an easier rematch against Condit for the title than to have to fight GSP for it. It would give him his grudge match and easier title shot both at once.
ArmFarmer- November 18, 2012 at 11:43 am
I mean, it's not like he was training him to fight Diaz, and it's not like gsp and diaz have anything close to similar styles. Sounds petty and immature to me. It's one thing to say your trust has been violated and you will choose not to train with him, but threatening him and calling him a sissy. Bunch of children at that gym.
O Chan- November 18, 2012 at 11:21 am
Didn't Matt Serra, a Renzo Gracie blackbelt, help Dan Hardy in his fight against GSP while GSP was training over in Renzo's academy in Manhattan?
Gener- November 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

He's got his own academy now.
cman- November 18, 2012 at 9:40 am
Ohhhhh the truly scary part is Caesar is in theory the smart, mature, reasonable one. Stop and consider that as you read his posts again.
RwilsonR- November 18, 2012 at 9:10 am
So what's Cesar gonna do when Renzo and John Danaher train GSP if he ever fights Nick? It's a good thing Nick is retired. I know he's retired since he said he was... and I don't want to live in a world where I can't trust what a Diaz says.
beef_kurtains- November 18, 2012 at 9:09 am
Man, the 209 squad can throw, but I'm not sure I've ever seen a bigger group of degenerate retards in all my life.
algiersheadkick504- November 18, 2012 at 8:59 am
simple gang rules.
macreadysshack- November 18, 2012 at 8:38 am
It's the fight game and I think in training everything is fair game. I don't know the details but it seems like the stupid, small-minded attitude that I have come to expect from that camp. If Terra helped a guy who definitely had Diaz up next, while Diaz was training for that fight, that would seem off-sides to me. This whole hating everybody that anybody on your team might someday fight is a ridiculous waste of energy and may very well alienate really skilled coaches, keeping them from working with their team. I think it's a human and strategic error that could lead to their camp becoming stale.
amsterdamheavy- November 18, 2012 at 8:34 am
I think its reasonable because of the potential rematch. You have to maintain loyalty to your crew, or your crew should say "fuck off" just like this. I man, if the rematch happens...then Terra essentially helped Condit with his ground game against Nick.
Deadpanda- November 18, 2012 at 8:34 am
Waa you helped the guy who beat my golden boy, waaaa. I didn't think this for a long time but I'm beginning to see that Nick Diaz's biggest problem/enabler is Cesar Gracie. Completely immature, doesn't think & a shameless self promoter.